Scannell Apologizes to Victim, Family, Community

Updated: 07/29/2014 3:45 PM
Created: 07/29/2014 3:43 PM

Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell has apologized following his conviction last week on two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct.

A Duluth jury found Scannell guilty of having an inappropriate relationship with a girl in 2012, when she was 17.

The Cook County News Herald reports they received Scannell's apology via email on Saturday. The statement reads:

"I apologize to the young woman involved from the bottom of my being for hurting her in any way and to her family for the pain I have caused them; they have always treated me with kindness and respect. I apologize to my incredible wife and sons, our supportive families and friends, and the Cook County community for the trouble I have caused. I have done wrong, and I take full responsibility for those mistakes and the pain that resulted. I hope some of you can forgive me someday."

Scannell will be sentenced in September.  He is currently on medical leave from his position as county attorney and is not seeking re-election.

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